Fleas And Ticks: How To Protect Your Home From The Entomology Of The Living And The Dead (And How To Treat Them)
Some flea and tick medications are effective for at least a month. Some products have almost no residual activity. In these cases, a missed dose can quickly lead to treatment failure. It is easy to find information about how long a particular product works against different types of parasites. The Companion Animal Parasite Council recommends that dogs and cats get year-round protection against fleas and ticks. Even in areas with cold winters or extremely hot and dry summers, fleas can live out their entire life cycle inside a home. Changes in climate are also making it more difficult to predict when flea or tick seasons start. Environmental control is an important tool for eliminating parasite infestations. Thoroughly vacuuming carpeting, floors, and upholstery is the best way to remove flea eggs and larvae from the environment. Put pet bedding, linens, and anything else that can be washed through the hottest washer and dryer cycles. .